Friends find large diamond at Arkansas state park

Friends find large diamond at Arkansas state park

A group of friends have found one the largest diamonds ever unearthed at a southwest Arkansas state park.
A 6.67ct diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park (Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism)
A 6.67ct diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park (Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism)

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A group of friends have found one the largest diamonds ever unearthed at a southwest Arkansas state park.

Crater of Diamonds State Park officials say Daniel J. Kinney III, Thayer Walker and two others discovered the deep yellow, 6.67-carat diamond on Monday. Officials it's the ninth-largest diamond found at the park since its inception.

Park interpreter Waymon Cox says the diamond is the second-largest diamond registered this year. The largest was a white 8.66-carat diamond found in April.

Officials say Kinney has found more than 34 diamonds at the park. But it was the first find for Walker, a San Francisco resident who is working on a book about precious metals and gems.

Crater of Diamonds State Park is located near Murfreesboro.

 

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